Free Desktop Clock

Free Desktop Clock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 122 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.36
  • Total Downloads:
    826,212
  • Date Added:
    November 23, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,331
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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You won't find anything new in terms of functionality, but this freeware does give Windows' built-in clock a face-lift. Free Desktop Clock dolls up the standard digital display with a handful of skins and shows the current date and day. You can customize the simple clock settings to perform a variety of functions--such as load at start-up, use a transparent background, display seconds, and use 12-hour format. Moreover, you'll find features to sync your system clock with a couple of atomic clock servers. We like that the atomic server time could be retrieved prior to synchronizing the system clock, and the alarm feature was a definite plus. All in all, you may not be wowed by this freeware, but anyone looking to spice up that boring Windows' clock may find Free Desktop Clock useful.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 36
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 39
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1 stars

"Bloatware!"

October 16, 2011  |  By son0fhobs

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

Good program

Cons

Comes with malware/bloatware you can't opt out of

Summary

There's plenty of excellent alternatives. Go to them.

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1 stars

"Saved by Avast!"

September 27, 2011  |  By skiltech

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

Apparently none.

Cons

Avast Anti-Virus blocked installation as malware. I thought cnet certified their downloads as virus-free?

Summary

Don't waste your time unless you like malware.

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1 stars

"This program w CNET approval puts toolbar on & changes"

August 31, 2011  |  By Bertie511

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

If you forgot how to change your homepage and add a toolbar installing this program will do it for you.

Cons

CNET's approved program changes your system w/o premission. Have threatfire on already with winpatrol to try to save what you have. Doing this to get one of numerous free clocks is not worth it.

Summary

Do not load this malware unless you wnat something to change your system permanently. Winpatrol will bark at Vmntemplate.dll forever. I trusted CNET over threatfire warnings. Don't repeat my mistake. Beware somotoolbar.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS SPAMWARE"

August 11, 2011  |  By nemo_ersatz

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

free. at least 10 characters.

Cons

Changed my browser. Changed my search engine. Didn't ask permission.

Summary

Run away from this download.

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1 stars

"Terrible. Filled with bloatware."

July 13, 2011  |  By brentshortfuse

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

It's a clock, it shows the date.

Cons

Installing Somoto toolbar on your IE browser even when you request that it doesn't. Very difficult to remove. If you do the "standard" install it will set your homepage to their site, install the toolbar, and generally wreak havoc on your syste.

Summary

Don't download this, you can't get around the bloatware even if you do a custom install. There is no way to avoid the toolbar install -- should be named "tool bar install - bonus free desktop clock"

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4 stars

"Great clock."

July 01, 2011  |  By JacquesGoyet

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

Large for us old blind people.

Cons

Need to adjust color. A black type would be nice. Orange just does not cut it.

Summary

Great. As a presbyopic I highly recomend this.

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1 stars

"Debatable usage"

June 17, 2011  |  By yalnif40

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

I have nothing good to say about this program.

Cons

Invades the computer system and sets itself up as you home page. Is not easy to get rid of and Icons belonging to it linger on ---.

Summary

Do not load down this program unless you are SURE you want it. It is really difficult to delete it from the system. I spent time trying to delete it without success, and eventually had to resort to a system restore. The program set itself up as my home page. More time spent correcting that setting. I don't believe I am free from the program yet at the time of writing this.

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4 stars

"Good enhanced Clock"

June 11, 2011  |  By Dave9mm

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

Lots of choices in clock design.

Cons

The File opens every time you start your computer.

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1 stars

"Unsure about this."

May 13, 2011  |  By ZimMan1

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

I got this 'Somoto Toolbar' right around the same time I downloaded this free clock, and my pc got really slow. I deleted the Somoto Toolbar but it is still showing up as a toolbar option in IE9 32 bit Vista.

Cons

Unsure - can't rate it.

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1 stars

"M A L W A R E !"

April 29, 2011  |  By imxavierj

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.36

Pros

n/a n/a n/a

Cons

This program didn't even work for me (nothing showed up when I started it), but did install the Bing toolbar without any obvious notification. Garbage.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.36
Version 2.36 fixes bug: Show system UpTime.
General
Publisher Drive Software
Publisher web site http://www.drive-software.com
Release Date November 23, 2010
Date Added November 23, 2010
Version 2.36
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.85MB
File Name freeclock.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 826,212
Downloads Last Week 1,331
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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